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Item #: SKM818X2401N0
Skutt KM-818 pottery kiln, 240-volt 1-phase.
Skutt’s powerful but compact KM-818 is a great choice for the studio with limited space that still requires easy firing to cone 10. The KM-818 is one of our personal favorites here at the Ceramic Shop; large enough to handle a few larger bowls or platters (or plenty of smaller forms, like mugs) but small enough to fire quickly and evenly, this is a great choice for a starter kiln. The kiln comes standard equipped with Skutt’s easy-to-use 12-key controller. In cone-fire mode, simply enter your target cone and then push a button to program a slow, medium, or fast firing program. Even the seasoned potter will find themselves using these time-saving buttons, but if you do intend to write your own programs, the Skutt controller makes that easy, too. This computer stores up to twelve programs with up to 32 steps each. The KM-818 is sectionally-constructed, which means you can easily disassemble the kiln’s chamber when you are moving or repairing your kiln. Your kiln will have the versatility to fit through just about any doorway. The KM-818 comes standard with 2.5” brick -- if you are interested in 3” brick, please see our listing for the KM-818-3. This kiln also comes with a kiln stand with feet; instructional video; operating manual; an extra type-K thermocouple; warranty card; and peep hole plugs.
Maintaining your Skutt kiln has never been easier, because Skutt’s customer support is some of the best in the business. Every Skutt KM kiln is equipped with a sensor that allows remote technicians to troubleshoot your kiln right over the phone -- this sensor reads your voltage and amperage on your kiln’s controller, and can also check the board temperature, LED readout and a host of other useful troubleshooting data. Skutt kilns also feature balanced elements -- because the top and bottom of a kiln tend to lose heat faster than the center, Skutt has solved that problem by placing more powerful elements in those positions.
Rolling Kiln Stand
Grinding Brick with Handle
Options for Customization:
The KM-818 can be ordered with a few different customization options. First, select the correct voltage and phasing for your space; if you are unsure, please consult with an electrician before placing your order. Please note that the KM-818 is only available in single-phase wiring. Next, you may choose to upgrade to APM elements -- these are long-lasting elements designed for production set-ups that fire to Cone 10 on a regular basis. If you high-fire once a week or less, or if you do a range of firings in your kiln (such as Cone 06 bisque), you won’t notice much of a difference by adding these elements. However, if you fire to Cone 10 multiple times per week, this add-on will save you time and money in the long run. Finally, you may opt to order your kiln with the suggested furniture kit.
Furniture Kit includes:
Two 5/8" full shelf
Three 5/8" half shelf
Three each of 1" through 6" post lengths
8oz of dry kiln wash
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Max Firing Temp: Cone 10 (2350F)
Inside Dimensions (inches): 18 Diameter x 18 High
Ship Dimensions: 32W x 32D x 32H
Cubic Feet: 2.6
Plug: NEMA 6-50
Shipping Weight: 145 lbs